It is about time that President George Weah starts to demonstrate love for Liberia by doing the right things for the country. But, if not for the country, let him do it for his failing legacy.
The most appropriate response on December 8 would be for the electorate to reject all candidates from Weah’s CDC and vote a resounding “No” on all eight referendum propositions. This will send a strong message that Liberians should never, ever, be taken for granted.
To use a football analogy, we need to substitute all of the ruling party senators on December 8, 2020 and bring in new senators at halftime in the game to give us a chance of winning.
The Dec. 8 senatorial election is a pivotal one for our country. It is an opportunity for individual Liberians to try and understand what is at stake in Liberia and how it could be mitigated. It is only then that they will cast their votes for the right candidates.
As December 8, 2020 looms, the Collaborating Political Parties must unite behind specific candidates and ensure that their message is clear and focused on the record of this government. Do not let your egos undermine the opportunity to rescue Liberia.
My simple or perhaps strong message to the anti-rape campaigners and all other contemporary self-styled Liberian advocates is this: the sooner you shed your ill-will and bad blood towards this president, keeping out of your advocacies and protests vile perceptions and often the misjudgments about his right and his ability to preside over this country as the president, the better.
I believe that dual nationality could be good for Liberia and Liberians if it is done right and for the right reasons. It will restore the sense of belonging to our brothers and sisters in the diaspora who have taken up other citizenships, freeing up their investment potential which could create a lot of small businesses and contribute to the livelihoods of many ordinary Liberians.
Much like the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Ebola revealed global inequities and exerted a debilitating psychological drag alongside its medical effects. My fellow Americans, who were so quick to condemn West Africa(ns) during the Ebola crisis, would be well served to recall their recent alarm as they struggle to address the Coronavirus.